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Cheerful Kitchen Idea – Colorful Grout

Cheerful Kitchen Idea – Colorful Grout


I just spotted a terrific kitchen design idea in the latest HGTV magazine.


hgtv sept 2014HGTV Magazine


Tangerine colored grout!  Here’s my wrinkled copy…

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That’s right – they used “tangerine” colored grout between white tiles.  I just love the effect.

What a clever way to inject color and cheer into a kitchen!

I showed my mom who basically was like, “I hate it”.  And I was SHOCKED.  I mean, I think it’s one of the more clever, cute things I’ve seen lately.  But she made a good point – isn’t orange going to be out in 5 years?  So you’ve invested money in something permanent that will look outdated in a heartbeat?

Okay, I get her point.  But I think this could be a super cute project for a small city apartment or a bungalow.  Some small space where the investment isn’t a huge amount of $$ and it’s okay to be a little more trendy.

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The debate rages on in our household.   What do you think?  Choosing a grout that’s colorful – terrific or terrible??

  • Nancy

    August 31, 2014 at 6:12 PM Reply

    I’m with Karlene. Cute but too permanent.

  • Sara

    September 10, 2014 at 4:01 PM Reply

    Ooh – I love it! But I’ve always appreciated bright colors. (Whether or not they’re in…)

  • Ryn

    April 13, 2015 at 10:56 PM Reply

    LOVE this!! But I want to do it with lime green grout!! Where can I find THAT?

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